No, the software does not require an Internet connection to run.
BREEZE Software requires you to run the software as an administrator when you unlock the software after it is installed. Once the software is unlocked, it can run without administrative rights.
If you are using your Customer ID and email address to unlock the software, then the software requires Internet access to connect to the BREEZE license server. If you are using a software unlock code provided by the BREEZE Team to unlock the software, Internet access is not needed. Note: In order to get the software unlock code, please email the software registration number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Intel or AMD processor, 32-bit or 64-bit. 500-megahertz (MHz) or higher||All BREEZE Software|
|256 megabytes (MB) RAM, 512 MB RAM recommended||All BREEZE Software|
|2 gigabyte (GB) available disk space||All BREEZE Software|
|1024 x 768 minimum display resolution||All BREEZE Software|
|Mouse or other pointing device||All BREEZE Software|
|3D features require a video card that supports DirectX 9||AERMOD, CALPUFF, 3D Analyst, Downwash Analyst, and ExDAM|
|Video card with 3D hardware acceleration required for 3D views||AERMOD, CALPUFF, 3D Analyst, Downwash Analyst, and ExDAM|
|32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008||All BREEZE Software (With the exception of ROADS and LFG Fire/Risk)|
|32-bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008||ROADS, LFG Fire/Risk|
|32-bit version of Windows Vista||LFG Fire/Risk|
|Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later||AERMET, AERMOD, AERSCREEN, VASDIP, TankESP|
|Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later||CALPUFF, 3D Analyst, MetView, Incident Analyst|
|Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)||ExDAM|
|OpenGL 1.1 or greater|
|Esri ArcGIS for Desktop (sold separately, free version available)|
|Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 7.0 or 8.0 (ArcGIS requirement)|
The default installation directory of BREEZE Software is C:\Program Files\BREEZE\XXXX for 32-bit operating systems, and C:\Program Files (x86)\ BREEZE\XXXXX for 64-bit operating systems.
In addition to the online resources listed below, contact BREEZE to set up a live demo for a more customized evaluation:
To locate the version number of your BREEZE Software product, please follow these steps:
To locate the version number of your BREEZE ROADS and LFG Fire/Risk Software product, please follow these steps:
BREEZE ExDAM uses the TNO Multi-Energy method for vapor cloud explosions. This involves selecting an ‘Explosion Strength’ which distinguishes a deflagration from a detonation. The method is based on a numerical simulation of a blast wave from a centrally ignited spherical cloud with constant velocity flames.
For a detonating cloud, explosion strength 10 can be used. For explosion strengths 1-9, the pressure profile is a deflagration. For explosion strengths 6-9 as the blast propagates away from the centre of the explosion, the gradient at the front will steepen and eventually become a shock wave, like the blast from a TNT charge.
Yes. Each structure component is considered a source of a secondary explosion if it is damaged above a certain threshold. Secondary explosions produce collateral effects in the form of increased damage levels to nearby structures.
There are 15 pre-defined fuels with fuel-air mixture volume ratio corresponding to stoichiometric composition. Users can choose a user-defined fuel type by specifying molecular weight, fuel-air mixing ratio, and the net combustion energy.
Users can specify vapor cloud explosion and high explosive parameters in corresponding tabs within BREEZE ExDAM software. For high explosive, users need to specify the TNT-equivalent yield (mass) and location; for vapor cloud explosion, users need to specify the fuel type, vapor cloud size and location, atmospheric temperature and pressure, and explosion strength (1-10). If the fuel type is user-defined, users need to specify molecular weight, stoichiometric mixing ratio (by volume), and net combustion energy.
BREEZE ExDAM has a fuel type database which contains molecular weight, stoichiometric mixing ratio and net combustion energy for common materials; it provides three high explosive examples and three vapor cloud explosion example. With little training and practice, users will be able to do a full explosion scenario easily.
As the explosive yield increases, the corresponding pulse duration also increases. For a specified overpressure or dynamic pressure level, the longer the pulse duration the greater the damage. For a fixed scaled distance, (distance/yield)1/3, the overpressure or dynamic pressure is essentially independent of yield. Because of the effect of pulse duration, however, the damage level remains dependent on yield and will increase as yield increases. Structures/components which are classified as "Q" type are more sensitive to this effect than are "P" type structures/components. For each structure/component, two pulse duration factors (with values ranging from 0 to 10) are assigned, corresponding to moderate and severe damage. For "P" type structures/components the pulse duration factors are on the order of 2.5 while for "Q" type structures/components the factors are on the order of 8. Each structure component is also assigned levels of overpressure (Pm and Ps), or dynamic pressure (Qm and Qs), corresponding to moderate and severe damage, along with a fixed reference yield.
The actual yield used in an individual test case is an input variable, and will generally differ from the fixed reference yield. The pulse duration factor, the yield, and the reference yield determine the R-factor which connects the moderate and severe damages with this difference in yield.
The shielding algorithm in ExDAM involves the use of finite line doublets from potential theory. Each structure/component is characterized by its three dimensions and orientation. For shielding effects, the direction of the blast wave is taken into account relative to the orientation of the shielding structure/component. The shielding factor is computed from potential functions based on the finite line doublets, and the pressure reduction is further computed from the shielding factor.
Damage/injury level computations are based on the incident pressure, either peak overpressure or peak dynamic pressure, which would occur at a distance from the burst point corresponding to the centroid of each structure/component, as projected into the horizontal plane at ground level. Such pressures are adjusted to take into account shielding and collateral effects. The dimensions and orientations of the structures/components do not directly affect the calculations.
BREEZE ExDAM includes 123 master structure materials and 19 human body component materials. Users can also create custom materials.
Contact BREEZE at +1 (972) 661-8881 or email@example.com for a quote on P-I data.